By Arvon Bacon
Enjoying a 2-game win streak since returning from their Covid stint, the Cougars looked to regain some ground on Monday evening scheduling a double header against their region opponent, the Pebblebrook Falcons.
Monday evening wasn’t just a night to play baseball, it was also a time to reflect and remember the joy Walker Barnes provided anybody he came in contact with prior to his passing. During the ceremony the Barnes family was awarded with Walker’s Cougar gold game jersey.
Barnes’ father, Chris, completed the ceremony throwing out the first pitch for the second game of the double header.
“We appreciate the love and support from our community. The prayers and kindness haven’t gone unnoticed, and we are blessed and humbled by everyone showing honor to Walker’s life,” said Brady Barnes on behalf of the Barnes family.
In Monday’s double header the Cougars won both games by a hefty margin, 25-0, 15-0. Benefitting from pitchers hitting spots and their batter's plate discipline and timely hitting the Cougars were able tack on two games to remain undefeated in region play.
Jet Lovett and Yates Kelleher both hit triples on the night and combined for four RBI’s in the evening. The two combined for a batting line of 3-6, 2BB, 1HBP, and 2 SB.
In a game where the Cougars took control of the game early, their pitching played a pivotal role in allowing the Cougars to gain momentum early.
Next the Cougars will travel to Sharpsburg to take on region rivals East Coweta in a 6:00 p.m. showdown at the East Coweta baseball complex. Per Georgia Dugout Preview this Wednesday’s matchup will be a top 10 7A bout between our two local schools, #10 Newnan and #9 East Coweta.
Newnan Cougar Thomas Scott preparing to gun down the Falcons would be base stealer at second.
Walker Barnes and his family being recognized during his ceremony before the start of game two.